Shortbread Lemon Bars

Shortbread Lemon Bars


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Who doesn't love lemon bars? This is a delicious combination of lemon custard over shortbread and it's very easy to make.


Serves: 16 

  • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
  • 1/4 cup (45g) icing sugar
  • 65g butter
  • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup (60g) icing sugar for decoration

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. To make Bottom Layer: Mix one cup flour and 1/4 cup icing sugar. Melt the butter and stir into flour mixture.
  3. Press flat and even into an 20cm square baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes.
  4. While baking, make the top layer: Mix 1 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and the baking powder.
  5. Beat eggs and add to mixture, stirring well. Add lemon juice and zest, mix again.
  6. Pour over bottom layer; Bake for 25 minutes. Cool a little, cut into squares while warm; dust with icing sugar.

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